Turf Grass Congress 2023

Dr. Deborah Cox

Position: Managing Director in Lagan Valley Scientific's
Categories: Speakers

Conference “The impact of fungi and plant parasitic nematodes on amenity turf surfaces”
Thursday 20th at 16h

Deborah Cox began her career in molecular biology almost 20 years ago in Dundee, Scotland, graduating in forensic science. She completed a PhD at Queens University Belfast, Northern Ireland, in 2015 where she studied the genetics behind osmotic stress response in plants.

Following on from this, she has worked at the John Innes Centre & Queens University Belfast to focus on interactions between plants, the environment, & plant parasitic nematodes. During her time at The Agri Food & Biosciences Institute, she managed the government funded Pest & Pathogen Molecular Biology diagnostics lab for official plant health testing in Northern Ireland which used molecular biology techniques to confirm specific organisms. She is now the principal investigator & Managing Director in Lagan Valley Scientific’s Turf Clinic which aims to support the amenity industry in managing turf pests & diseases specialising in plant parasitic nematode management.